PHOTO: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista

The Best Bargain Hotels in Orlando

Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor | January 04, 2018

A theme-park vacation can be a very expensive proposition, and some families save for years to achieve their dream holiday. In order to make the most of that savings, we’ve done the math to help you achieve a good balance between convenience and cost on lodging. Be cautious when choosing a less expensive hotel--location matters, and some of the cheaper options are far from the parks (thus, transportation costs eat up time and savings!). These bargain hotels achieve a reasonable compromise between distance and price.


Holiday Inn Resort Orlando--Waterpark (formerly Nickelodeon Suites Resort)

Why it made the list

The modern lobby, with its glass-roofed, kite-filled tower atrium, is typical of the hotel's low-key elegance; but elegance doesn't mean expensive. There are no hidden charges, and this hotel specializes in free stuff: free Wi-Fi, no resort fee, free breakfast, and kids under 12 eat free breakfast, lunch, and dinner when with parents. Some rooms have balconies that face Disney Springs and from which you can view fireworks.

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Avanti Resort

Why it made the list

Smack-dab in the middle of all the activities on International Drive, this renovated resort offers families a home away from home with plenty of amenities at a reasonable price, with scheduled shuttles to theme parks.

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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Orlando

Why it made the list

Any hotel within a skip and a hop of Disney Springs is a great draw, and one with a water-playground complex that can entice kids away from the Magic Kingdom during the midday heat is even better. The value price doesn’t mean you skimp on amenities, which include deluxe duvet bedding, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, safes, refrigerators, kids' programs, character breakfasts, and a separate kids' recreation area.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando Lake Buena Vista

Why it made the list

About a half mile from the Disney Springs entrance to WDW, and within walking distance from restaurants and shops, this hotel has in-room amenities and a price that make it a good bet for families on a budget. Guests with children can spread out in a family suite with a refrigerator, microwave, and partitioned kids' area with two TVs (one for video games) and bunk beds. A small pool, theater, and game room with free interactive games, a fitness center, food court, market shop, free breakfast buffet and free shuttle to Disney round out the deal.

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